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and Help Support the Work of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is not just a membership organisation, we are also a charity.  All the charitable donations the College receives support our work in promoting surgical excellence and patient safety. This work ranges from advocating for better working lives for medical workers, to teaching key surgical skills worldwide.

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What Your Donation Does

Charitable donations play a key role in funding our work. We raise money from course, exam and membership fees as well as via our commercial arm Surgeon’s Quarters, but Without charitable donations we would not be able to continue our work to provide transformative surgical care across the globe.

It is the College’s duty to drive global surgical standards forward; since 2000 we have provided £7m in grants and bursaries, offered training to countless surgeons and provided crucial support in countries like Cambodia, Rwanda and Malawi. This duty will never be over and there is work to be done. This means that any donation you can make, large or small, is vital to improving care for patients across the world.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has been supported by the philanthropy of its donors since it’s foundation in 1505. Join this long list of benefactors and donate to The College today.

Our Priorities

Attract and Support Medical Trainees Home and Abroad

One of the key functions of the college is training. We train a dynamic array of surgical professionals in a vast range of disciplines both, surgical and dental. From MRCS, FRCS, and MFDS Exams to training courses focusing on narrow disciplines we aim to provide support to medical professionals as and when needed and across 25 different countries and growing. 

Fund the Education of the Next Generation of Surgeons

As a membership organisation with a growing and dynamic mix of Fellows, Members and Affiliated Members, our goal is to support the next generation of medical professionals throughout their working lives. With the ever tightening funding pressures on healthcare the world over, RCSEd is well placed to provide the education needed in the ever-changing world of surgical excellence.

Maintain and Increase our Medical Research Capacity

The College is constantly working to build on its 500 years of medical research and to consistently push the boundaries of medical knowledge. Through the awarding of research grants Colleges like RCSEd allow surgeons to undertake research and produce results that transform our understanding of medicine.


Donations also help Ensure our World Class Museum and Collections are Open to All

While we are a working medical college, our long and storied past means we are custodians of a priceless array of medical artifacts chronicling the history of surgery. This archive is a maintained by Surgeons Hall Museum which is a world class visitor attraction in its own right, housed in the Colleges Iconic Playfair Building. Donation to RCSEd also ensure this legacy is protected.


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